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KABUL: President Hamid Karzai said on Friday the US and NATO could not rescue the region from the reign and threat of terrorism that continued to haunt his nation. In his address to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)’s meeting in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, Karzai said the spread of terrorism...
On Tuesday, Afghan Senators said that by holding a Jirga, President Karzai is circumventing the National Assembly in an uncostitutional way. The Senators asked President Karzai to work to solve the problems of the country through the National Assembly and not Jirgas. The opposing Senators also said that Jirgas are...
A BANK is demanding rent payment from two young children after their father died, leaving them without income. Ages four and nine, the children lost their father (41) in March of 2012 in a work related accident. Although the man’s will did include life insurance on his rent, BBVA officials say...
AN expat is fighting to get a refund from an airline that went bust before even getting off the ground. Leslie Hoar is furious that he has still not been refunded for the €96 flight he paid for with Hispania airlines in December. The 65-year-old was left stranded in the run...
A student from Hull who came to the city after escaping Taliban rule in Afghanistan has secured a place at Eton College. Rohid Zamani, who is a student at Hull's Sirius Academy, won a £30,000-a-year scholarship after beating off competition from hundreds of other applicants. He fled Afghanistan with his family...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday blamed Pakistan for the insurgents in both countries, saying that it doesn't bring any benefits to Pakistan to continue to allow the extremists. "The Pakistani officials should realise this, that any deal, any presence of either Afghan or Pakistani Taliban is the result of...
Iran slammed the United States for removing an exiled Iranian opposition group from its blacklist of designated terror groups, accusing Washington of "double standards" in dealing with terrorism, according to state media. The delisting of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, or Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), was announced on Friday, ending a complex...
Successful US TV series have long been a major source of inspiration for their Chinese counterparts. Many Chinese TV producers have taken delight in reproducing these screen hits by adapting their characters into a Chinese context. For years, Chinese TV viewers have remained tolerant toward what they call "shanzhai productions". Yet...
A mother was turned away from a school parents’ evening because she refused to remove her full-face veil. Maroon Rafique, 40, was told that for the security and safety of children and teachers at the college there was a ban on any type of face coverings. She was warned that unless...
A terminally ill Nigerian prince or director of a massive corporation contacts you urgently asking you to move a large sum of money, promising you can keep a share. All you need to do is provide your credit card number and banking PIN. It looks like a scam, sounds like...
RESCUERS have found three more bodies from a capsized asylum seeker boat, bringing the death toll to six. But 90 passengers from the overcrowded boat are still unaccounted for. One hundred and nine people have been rescued since the crowded vessel capsized on Thursday afternoon about halfway between the Indonesian...
How much are you willing to pay for the most luxurious skincare cream? More than the price of gold? Because that’s what you’ll need to do come September 21st when Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido Co. will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its beauty product line “Cle de Peau Beaute”...